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    43X25cm pack size?

    hiya,is 43x25cm too big a pack size for a sleeping bag to pack on a bike?


    thanks pip

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    My Nanok packs to 15 x 15 x 45 cm and is no problem.

    Yours is a fair bit larger, but will depend on what your packing it in and what else you're taking
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    The good thing about sleeping bags is that they are light, I generally manage to get all of my bedding into one of those Aldi Dry bags easily, then as its light it goes on top of the other stuff.
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    I would say don't compromise on a sleeping bag, the extra pack size is worth being warm, although the size your saying is a little on the large size. What about a decent 3 season with a liner as backup, should pack smaller and gives you some flexability. I camp 2up normally so pack size is really important, look at what else you want to take, you may be able to reduce stuff in other areas.

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    ....... or perhaps put in one of the roll up/vacuum bags available on eBay or from Argos - reduces the volume and keeps it dry at home or lashed to the bike

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    That some sleeping bag...... I get my tent, sleeping bag and two roll-mats into one of the Crane Sport dry bags from Aldi, the type mentioned earlier.

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    Don't forget your hot water bottle... Stop sniggering at the back

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    thanks for the replies.i know its on the large size.its a 4/5 season bag.thought it might be ok for a few winter trips.other options the coleman 1620 lite and maybe a liner.maybe smalls the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pip001 View Post
    thanks for the replies.i know its on the large size.its a 4/5 season bag.thought it might be ok for a few winter trips.other options the coleman 1620 lite and maybe a liner.maybe smalls the way to go.
    After a cold miserable night you would make the space for a decent sleeping bag, if you get a compression sack things can be made a little smaller, a comfortable warm sleep is important. I find room for a hot water bottle for winter camps too
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    My winter bag is probably the same size as that and as Stewart says, it's worth making the space for a good sleeping bag.

    Mine fits fine into a pannier along with the tent and a Thermarest (and other stuff in the gaps), leaving the other box for clothes and food etc. When camping solo, I rarely need to strap anything to the seat or rack.

    Having said that, my panniers are 11" Verns Tardis's :


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    I thought the Tardis was small on the outside and big on the inside , panniers like that I'd be taking my double quilt

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    reduces the volume and keeps it dry at home
    Sleeping bags are best stored unrolled. Keping them in their stuff sacks, or worse, using vacuum packs is a good way of destroying the insulation.

    I keep all mine loosely drapped over the hot water cylinder which adds extra insulation to the cylinder. When I want to use them I just screw them into a stuff sack for the bike or for back packing just feed them into the bottom of the rucksac and push other kit down on top. Ignoring the stuff bag means you can force them into what ever shape is available rather then the fixed shape of the supplied bag.

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    right,found this.
    http://www.supertent.co.uk/product_i...e-sleeping-bag
    3 to -7 comfort range. packs to 28x26 only £34.00. i dont live far from snugpak so i might wonder down there to see if there any cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyclift View Post
    Sleeping bags are best stored unrolled. Keping them in their stuff sacks, or worse, using vacuum packs is a good way of destroying the insulation.

    I keep all mine loosely drapped over the hot water cylinder which adds extra insulation to the cylinder. When I want to use them I just screw them into a stuff sack for the bike or for back packing just feed them into the bottom of the rucksac and push other kit down on top. Ignoring the stuff bag means you can force them into what ever shape is available rather then the fixed shape of the supplied bag.
    A good point, I keep meaning to rig a kind of clothesline in my loft, I am certain that my bags are becoming less efficient due to being kept in the stuff sacks.
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